Run • Walk • Stroll

7th Annual

Airport Runway Run at San Carlos Airport

Certified 5K/10K and 2K Fun Run


Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 8 am

Thank you participants, sponsors, and volunteers for your support!!

Express your need for speed with a unique 2K/5K/10K event that’s fun and healthy for the whole family.

Navigator Sponsors

Mark Jon Bluth

Registration Options:

The 2K/5K/10K courses are all full and event registration is now closed. 


Standard Registration includes:

  • 2023 Participant Medal
  • Drawstring Sportpack Goodie Bag
  • Race T-shirt
  • Bib with Chip Timing and Eligibility for Race Awards (for 5K and 10K participants only)
  • Admission to Hiller Aviation Museum on Race Day


View Registration Fee Schedule


Green Registration minimizes your carbon footprint by skipping the participant medal, t-shirt, and goodie bag.

Green Registration includes:

  • Bib with Chip Timing and Eligibility for Race Awards (for 5K and 10K participants only)
  • Admission to Hiller Aviation Museum on Race Day

Go green and skip the swag!

Explorer Sponsors

Adventurer Sponsors

Advanced Packet Pickup

For Standard and Green Registrants

Highly Recommended!

Saturday, April 15, 11 am – 4 pm
Sports Basement, 202 Walnut St., Redwood City, CA 94063

Participants will receive up to 11% off (Basementeers 20% off) all in-store purchases* during packet pickup hours! *some exclusions apply

Participant Medal

A new 2023 medal is included with each STANDARD Registration (but not with green registration). This year the Airport Runway Run is pleased to feature the XH-44 Helicopter, built and flown by museum founder Stanley Hiller Jr. as a teenager. Read more about the XH-44 here.

Race Day Info:


  • Runners and walkers only permitted on the course. Strollers ok. No pets, skateboards, bikes, or roller blades permitted.
  • Walkers, please start at the back of the pack. Walkers welcome on the 2K and 5K. Walking is not recommended on the 10K, as participants must complete the course within 90 minutes.
  • Entry fees are nonrefundable. If you are unable to participate, you may transfer your registration to another participant.


5K and 10K are certified races with chip timing.

2K is a fun run.

The start and finish to all three races is at Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070.

The 2K and 5K are entirely paved roads, while the 10K is split between trail and paved roads.

See individual course maps:

2K    5K   10K


5K/10K Awards

Prizes for the overall male, female, and nonbinary first place winners of the 5K and 10K:

  1. A $100 gift certificate to Sports Basement,
  2. A one-year Individual Museum Membership,
  3. Your Name on the Museum’s Highway 101 LED Marquee the day after the race!


Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age division of the 5K/10K: A limited edition Runway Run Crossland Beanie!

5K/10K Age Divisions

Male | Female | Nonbinary

•  12 and under
•  13 – 19
•  20 – 29
•  30 – 39
•  40 – 49
•  50 – 59
•  60 and up

2K is an untimed Fun Run.

Like an aircraft on takeoff, you will traverse the length of the entire 2,600 foot runway of San Carlos Airport. This is one of the most unique running, walking, and strolling experiences in the Bay Area.

Check out this drone video from last year’s event!

Your support makes a difference!

Proceeds of the Airport Runway Run benefit Hiller Aviation Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization that provides science and aviation programming.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive on Race Day?

  • Suggested arrival time is 7 to 7:30 am.
  • Doors open at 7 am on Sunday, April 16. Races begin at 8 am. Latecomers cannot be accommodated.
  • Participants must be at the Start/Finish line by 8 am, or they will not be permitted onto the runway.

What’s the parking situation?

  • Parking is free!
  • Follow parking crew instructions to best available parking.
  • Allow up to 15 minutes to park and walk to the Museum.

What will the outdoor Start/Finish Zone include?

  • Gear Check
  • Sponsor Fair
  • Kids Bounce House
  • Post-race Water and Bananas

Should I go to Advanced Packet Pickup?

Yes, Advanced Packet Pickup is highly recommended for everyone. Make your Race Day morning a breeze by stopping by Sports Basement in Redwood City on Saturday, April 15 between 11 am and 4 pm to pick up your bib. For standard registrants, you may also pick up your medal, t-shirt, and goodie bag.

Remember, participants will receive up to 11% off (Basementeers 20% off) all in-store purchases* during packet pickup hours! *some exclusions apply

Who needs to register?

All participants with feet on the runway should register and have a bib. Registration is not required for those in a stroller/carrier.

Can I visit Hiller Aviation Museum after the race?

Yes, your race bib entitles you to Race Day admission to Hiller Aviation Museum. Just show your 2023 bib for same-day re-entry. The Museum is open until 5 pm. For more info and hours for special museum activities–such as Flight Sim Zone, Drone Plex, and Invention Lab–please click here.


More Questions?

Please contact Rebecca Duran at or 650-654-0200 x203.